Verdict: Sunderland 1 Manchester City 1

A combination of great goalkeeping and weak finishing left City needing a moment of beauty from Adam Johnson to draw with Sunderland in a game very much of two halves. Both were hugely frustrating, but for different reasons as we failed to get our game going in the first period, before failing to take our chances in the second.

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Player ratings: Sunderland v Manchester City

Given – Despite the territorial domination of Sunderland in the first-half, the former Newcastle man had little to do other than focus on his kicking. 6

Richards – One of the few to try and take the game to the opposition during the first half. Still lacks a subtle touch, but used his strength well. 6

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